We’d bet there aren’t many people out there who actually enjoy shaving. Nonetheless, it’s a part of most people’s daily routine in some form, whether you’re shaving your beard or your legs. It can be annoying to spend the extra time in the shower shaving, and even more annoying if you end up with cuts and irritation on your skin.
If you had the perfect sudsy lather, things would probably be different. We’ve got some tips and products that will actually help you enjoy that extra time spent in the shower shaving.
In order to get the right lather for the best shave of your life, you must first have the perfect product. Our Spongellé sponges are the product you’ve been looking for. All you need is to add water, and they become foamy and soapy, with enough lather to cover your entire body.
After wetting it, start to move the sponge in circular motions. You don’t want to move too quickly or add too much pressure because it might irritate your skin. Just gently glide it over your skin, and you’ll see tons of soap appear.
This is the infused body wash starting to work. Don’t worry about using multiple products. The sponge is all you need, providing you with a total body skincare routine while simultaneously making shaving a whole lot easier.
Should I Use A Shower Sponge To Get a Good Lather?
Yes! You should use our Spongellé shower sponges to get a good lather. Our sponges come pre-filled with body wash. They cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin. It’s like having three shower products in one. Four, if you count the sponge itself.
Not only does it simplify things, but it’s also much more effective and efficient. Instead of having to go through three or four different steps in a routine, you simply wet the sponge and start scrubbing. The body wash will be activated and start to get sudsy. In no time at all, you’ll have an excellent lather formed.
This will help to ensure you are getting the best and deepest cleanse possible. It also ensures your body is prepped and ready for the best shave of your life. Shaving can sometimes strip the skin, especially if you aren’t using a good razor. All of our products are extra hydrating, meaning they will help to nourish and protect the skin.
Our special design allows for a time-released lather, which allows the product to work in its three stages. First, it exfoliates the skin, both with the sponge and the body wash. Then, it cleanses for an extra deep clean. Finally, it hydrates the skin. By the time you are ready to shave or wash the suds off, you’ll have the best lather possible.
Having a good lather is essential for having a good shave. The soap acts as a barrier for the skin, helping the razor to easily glide over it without getting stuck or tugging on it. As we mentioned, our products contain hydrating ingredients, many of which are also soothing. This can help to prevent any post-shaving irritation or razor burn.
What Not to Do When Shaving
Once you’ve nailed down how to get a good lather, then you’re on your way to a great shave. There are some things you should also consider not doing when you shave. Making sure you change your razor blades regularly is a good place to start.
While there are tons of ways to remove hair, shaving is among the easiest and cheapest ways. The most common shaving mistakes result in ingrown hairs, nicking your skin, skin redness, and irritation. We put together some tips on how to avoid these annoying (and sometimes painful) mistakes that make the shaving experience less than enjoyable.
Don’t Shave Outside Of The Shower (aka Dry Shave)
Sometimes you’re in a pinch and pressed for time. It can be very tempting to just quickly run your razor over your body without hopping in the shower. Unless you’ve got skin of steel, this will probably result in you cutting yourself or irritating your skin. When you shave in the shower, you automatically reduce these risks.
You should also wait until the very end of your shower to shave. That way, the warm water and humidity can help to soften your hair, resulting in an easier shave.
Don’t Double Exfoliate Your Skin With A Chemical Exfoliant Or Scrub
The act of shaving itself is an exfoliant for your skin. You typically wouldn’t want to physically and chemically exfoliate your face on the same day. The same goes for your body. Using a body scrub before or after you shave can actually lead to irritation and sometimes redness.
Refrain From Using Products That Contain Alcohol
This means you should always double-check the ingredients of any body serum or lotions before putting them on a freshly-shaved area. Products that contain alcohol can actually end up burning your skin and irritating it. If a product stings a little when you rub it in, it’s probably going to irritate the skin rather than soothe it.
Don’t Go Directly To The Pool Or Beach When You Finish Shaving
Of course, this rule is a bit harder to follow because many people want to be hair-free before taking a dip. But sun, sand, and chlorine can all irritate skin that was just shaved. Your pores might still be open when you go into the water, resulting in irritation.
Always Moisturize Your Skin Right When You Finish Shaving Your Body
This may seem obvious, but a lot of people skip this step and wonder why their skin is dry or irritated more easily. A good lotion is key to keep things smooth and prevent irritation.
Don’t Go Back And Shave Again, Even If You Missed A Few Hairs
This can be really tempting, and we’d bet most people are guilty of doing this at times. When you go back over your skin a second time around, you are setting yourself up for razor burn. It’s best to just leave the hairs alone until the next time you shave. Otherwise, you could end up with redness, bumps, and irritated skin.
It’s ok if you don’t follow every suggestion on this list perfectly. You have to do what works for your body, and some people do have really strong, tough skin that simply doesn’t get irritated.
Most of us do experience some sort of discomfort during the shaving process. Following these steps can help to minimize the discomfort and make sure you have a great shave. The biggest things to remember are to not dry shave and to not exfoliate the skin too much pre-shave or post-shave.
Spongellé can help you get a good lather for the best shave possible because each bath sponge is infused with body wash. This body wash is meant to exfoliate, cleanse, and hydrate the skin, so this is a great way to prep your skin before shaving.
Wet the sponge and move it in circular motions on your body in order to work the body wash into a lather. Then, you’re ready to shave. There are a few things you should avoid when shaving, including dry shaving, over-exfoliating the skin, going to the pool or beach after shaving, and using products that contain alcohol.
Always moisturize your skin when you finish shaving to help keep your body smooth and to prevent irritation, shower in warm water (never too hot), and use a clean razor. Your skin, even the skin on your legs, is sensitive and needs to be treated with care.
Don’t stress about shaving. It’s an annoying but simple thing we have the option of doing. While it’ll always be a little annoying, it doesn’t have to be dreadful. Using our sponges can help make the process go more smoothly and make it way more enjoyable.